Cool....now....before this boat hits an ice berg you may wanna do a check list and make sure the old rose does not throw the necklace over board,please let the women and children go first in the boats instead of the rich people.
How come Navy Big ass ships never get sunk unless they in War or get shot down ? Then this one hits an Iceberg and get's dropped like a hot potato ? They need to have better captains , like why the fuck would you want to be on a ship that's going to pass somewhere cold in the 1st place ?
what a nice, brilliant, sparkling foolish idea..............seems to me the world is foolish like 100 years ago - if the people think there is no better option how to "invest" money -.............if yes, please, fill it with people, less safe boats and into the iceberg, please, into the iceberg......
In 1995 I was in the 6th grade and I remember someone saying that a replica of the Titanic would be built and it would sail on the 100th anniversary in 2012. At the time I thought it would be neat to go on the Titanic in 2012. It's now 2012 and no replica.
Imagine getting on board that ship for its maiden voyage from England to the USA, all the while knowing what happened to it the first time around. That must be an erie feeling. Then when they're passing the exact spot that the original Titanic sank... everyone on board can try to imagine the unimaginable...
If it is historically accurate LOOKING on the outside and above water, but 2012 technologically proven otherwise, then it's kind of an interesting idea. I bet it will do quite well in terms of business, even if it were just permanently docked as a tourist attraction.
When asked if he thought it would sink, Clive replied "if it had a hole in it it would, but it is being designed without a hole" classic... oh and this nutter changes his mind more often than I change underware, so I dout this idea will ever float.
Actually, the Titanic would have been all right if they hadn't used a steel with a high sulfur content for the hull. Tests showed that the steel used becomes brittle in freezing conditions. As for "waste" of money, traditionally, rich people using money on follies has often propped economies up, at least a little. Not that I support him, anyone that believes the CIA funds people it labels subversive is a fool.
I'm currently in the commissioning stage of building an exact replica of the ice berg that sunk the 1st one. I should be able to launch it around 2016. I don't know whether to put anti shipping mines in the designs though?
I love how everyone is saying 'Gee I hope you seal the top of the compartments' like they're experts after watching a few programs on why it sunk. When he suggests a 'near-replica' I think he means it'll nearly be like it. You know, with all the modern safety features of a 21st century ship. Another thing that grinds my gears is 'OMG how dare he spend his hard earned money other than give it all to charity'. The guy is a billionaire. Get a grip. He probably donates a higher percentage of his earnings than you all do
who ever are u plane to make titanic u are great my dream ship is coming back thank u for granting my wish i never experted that the ship would come form the deep sea one day i m going to travail once again the gurney begins thank a lots
Does every rich mans money must be an investment in business or donation? You all should understand, that doing things like these are also necessary. Besides, this rich man, doesn't sound like a bad guy and he's definetly clever if he succeded in becoming rich. I'll be waiting impatiently for the 2016.
This rich man is a pompous, self-important blowhard who made his money out of mining ore during a resources boom, and suffers the delusion that his vast wealth entitles him to instruct the rest of us in how we should run this country. He is currently bragging about his intention to run for federal parliament at the next election - a surprise to the leader of the party he hopes to stand for. H'll have thought od some other daft idea to waste his funds on long before they even lay the keel.is Titanic replica will probably never eventuate: he'
In the world there are millions of person like Clive Palmer who can show money power but such persons can't show generosity in helping physically handicapped because they have nothing to do with human sentiments. J.K.Shukla,email@example.com
As others have said, hopefully while it'll look superficially like the original, it will use 21st century technologies and materials; hopefully 21st century means of propulsion as well (securing enough coal would be pretty expensive!); have a stronger hull, and possibly even full-height bulkheads.
Yes, it is a folly, but then again rich people have been building follies of one form or another for centuries (e.g. a hill in Gloucestershire has a squat tower that serves little purpose other than raise the height of the hill to exactly 1,000 feet. Oh, and possibly allowed him to spy on his neighbour!)
You people are stupid.. its like saying why build a new World Trade Center? The last one was allegedly attacked by terrorists twice.. so of course the next one is going down, right? I bet they are buying that steel from china too..
And every single time you buy yourself something nice, +Connie Moore - whether it be a snack or something far more expensive - that money could too go to the third world. It may not be as significant, but if everyone like you who complained about this kind of thing donated every spare cent/penny they had to charity, people in poor countries wouldn't be so poor. It's easy to judge others.
A person's money is their own and how they spend it is up to them.
+Connie Moore how do you know that this guy isn't giving a bazillion dollars a year away to feed third-world countries already? He's well be doing far more for those countries than you or I, I can assure you.
Palmers is clinically insane. He also said that some of the Australian Greens politicians are working for the CIA to ruin the Australian economy by not destroying all the forests. I hope his Titanic sinks before anyone gets on it.
Mr Palmer's plan or intension to build the Titanic replica is according to me not a bad thought after all.Why do I say this?Because he said the rebuild is A Tribute to the former Tittanic Builders and most of all,he is going to rebuild the replica at his own expense.So I see no reason why should his plan be the society's nightmare.
Hey there, Clive Palmer. If you're reading this congratulations on amassing such a magnificent sum of money. Please consider scrapping your plans to build a Titanic 2.0 and putting 100% of the money into developing sustainable and renewable food supplies for the people of this world that are starving. Greenhouses powered by solar and wind may be a cool place to start. Thanks!
I don't care whether he builds it or not. It's his money and he can spend it how he pleases, and he has no obligation to give it away to anyone. If everyone with a bit of spare cash lying around did that there'd be no more development. The Freedom Tower wouldn't have been; the plot that the Shard in London is on would still be derelict; Dubai wouldn't have a ski "resort"; no one would be buying the A380.
The bottom line is: it's my money, I worked for it, so I'll do with it as I choose.
Who cares if Palmer really is a fruit-cake, anyway?
The ice berg is a great idea IF, 1: you know what the original ice berg looked like, 2: you can keep it from melting in the waters between North America and England, 3: you can stay out of being jailed as a terrorist.
As for the replica Titanic, it will probably fail as a cruise ship being rather out dated for the cruise set.
To Taylor Hughes - Since China was our ally in WW II, but Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, I don't have a problem with China...or Japan, for that matter, because maybe the world moves on to be a better place where people actually get along.
+Ketobbey Waters - he is feeding the poor. The unemployed who need a job. Seems dumb to me, but that is what makes the economy go around. shrug Its his money to do with as he wishes. I prefer him do this than hide it away in a bank somewhere.
I wouldn't say "safety cutbacks" where to blame for the Titanic sinking. You'll prob find the fact that 6 water safety compartments were ripped open by the massive iceberg, were to blame. That's ALOT of water for anything to take on board.
Let it be. This project will help many Chinese families in the short term and also skill up the work force. There are 1 billion plus people to feed to feed in China and only 22million to starve in Australia.